The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-28T20:37:37-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11952TRENDING VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner2014-07-28T20:37:37-04:002014-07-28T20:21:23-04:00Copyright 2014 Daily Press<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableTRENDING VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see ownerDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11952Change0Usable2014-07-28T20:21:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11950New committee focused on emergency management2014-07-28T02:02:18-04:002014-07-27T22:32:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"We want to get St. Marys to the point where we're self-sufficient. Where we can handle most incidents that occur within the city," said Councilman Greg Gebauer.According to Gebauer, the formation of the committee was prompted by the May flooding disaster and having to work with various emergency services within the community.One of the committee's top priorities is to appoint an Emergency Management Director, which will be a volunteer position.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryNew committee focused on emergency managementDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11950Change0Usable2014-07-27T22:32:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11949Color for a Cause 5K a success2014-07-28T02:02:18-04:002014-07-27T22:30:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to Memorial Park staff member Laura Buchheit, who coordinated the event, nearly 250 people preregistered for the race and roughly another 50 showed up to register the morning of the event. "I thought we would have way less people, but it made it more fun that we had more people," Buchheit said. Runners and walkers all started the race at the same time, leaving from Memorial Park and working their way along nearby roads before returning to the park for the finish. Along the way there were five color stations where they were squirted with seven different colors of powder, which gave their white T-shirts a tie-dye look. Memorial Park director Jason Schreiber remarked that he thought that the Color for a Cause 5K turned out to be a successful event. St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiColor for a Cause 5K a successDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11949Change0Usable2014-07-27T22:30:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11945Explosive materials prompts brief evacuation2014-07-26T01:41:43-04:002014-07-25T23:47:08-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressTom Morelli of St. Marys purchased a box of items in Emporium while pursuing his hobby of 'picking' for unique pieces. He obtained the box as he was interested in its contents of old Pennsylvania Game News magazines, however upon later inspecting it Morelli came across a smaller box buried inside containing blasting caps and a detonation cord, which Morellli estimated were from the 1930s.Morelli placed the explosives in a fire-proof containment box to ensure it would be safe to transport to the City of St. Marys Police Department where he arrived at 2:45 p.m. According to a police report, officers established a safety area around the truck and evacuated two nearby homes while awaiting a response from Penn State University explosive technicians and the Pa. State Police. St. Marys, PAAmy CherryExplosive materials prompts brief evacuationDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11945Change0Usable2014-07-25T23:47:08-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11943Precision Compacted Components expanding2014-07-26T01:41:43-04:002014-07-25T23:44:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAt these facilities, PCC produces sintered metal products, including a variety of parts ranging from general industry parts to automotive parts.St. Marys, PARichie LeckerPrecision Compacted Components expandingDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11943Change0Usable2014-07-25T23:44:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11942Car sheers off utility pole in crash2014-07-26T01:41:42-04:002014-07-25T23:43:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressSt. Marys, PANo author availableCar sheers off utility pole in crashDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11942Change0Usable2014-07-25T23:43:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11939Program prepares kindergarteners for school2014-07-25T01:14:54-04:002014-07-24T23:19:44-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe three-week program was open to all incoming kindergarten students enrolled at South St. Marys Street, Fox Township, and Bennetts Valley elementary schools.South St. Marys Street Elementary School hosted all four different sessions, each being held two days a week for two-and-a-half hours. Students could choose to participate in a morning or afternoon session. Deborah Freeburg, DCI LIFE program caseworker, facilitated the program now in its third year. She was assisted by Cortney Woodel, a local Clarion University student interning with the organization.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryProgram prepares kindergarteners for schoolDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11939Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:19:44-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11938LIFT expo provides wealth of information2014-07-25T01:14:54-04:002014-07-24T23:19:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressLIFT is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free information and services to people with disabilities, regardless of their age or disability, according to Hope Weichman, LIFT's deputy director. The expo included 47 vendors, most of which were local vendors, but some came from as far away as King of Prussia and Philadelphia. The event included five spotlight vendors, each of which made a presentation about specific products or services that their organization offers. The spotlight vendors were The Community Nurses Inc., Interim Health Care, Laurel Medical Supplies, The Penn Highlands Healthcare Behavioral Health Center, and SMP Home Medical. St. Marys, PARichie LeckerLIFT expo provides wealth of informationDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11938Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:19:03-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11937Weight restrictions placed on Weedville bridge2014-07-25T01:14:55-04:002014-07-24T23:16:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe bridge, which now carries a 10-ton weight limit, spans Kersey Run in the village of Weedville. The bridge also now has a one-lane traffic pattern which will be enforced by a self-regulating stop sign.Built in 1930, the bridge is 74 feet long and carries an average of nearly 1,700 vehicles daily, according to PennDOT. The weight limit restriction will be removed or improved as soon as repairs can be made. Repairs on the bridge are expected to be completed before the middle of August.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorWeight restrictions placed on Weedville bridgeDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11937Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:16:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11936Saint Boniface carving adorns church2014-07-25T01:14:55-04:002014-07-24T23:15:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey."Father Jim Faluszczak gave me some key points that he wanted to see in the piece," Boni said, explaining the initial project took at least seven weeks to complete. "It's such a long time to focus on one piece and that really takes a lot of discipline."St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorSaint Boniface carving adorns churchDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11936Change0Usable2014-07-24T23:15:33-04:00